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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)

206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
+1 417-334-6110
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Just sit back and ENJOY THE RIDE

Loved seeing the vintage train. We were able to sit in the dome car and the view is exceptional... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debbie S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Enjoyable Adventure

The train ride was a nice smooth ride and the distance was just right. Cost was approximately... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rossanna A
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good21%
  • Average23%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible15%
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206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
+1 417-334-6110

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved seeing the vintage train. We were able to sit in the dome car and the view is exceptional. Two tunnels and imaging the train rides of the past was wonderful. The views as you travel are not spectacular just good ole' countryside, trees and...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The train ride was a nice smooth ride and the distance was just right. Cost was approximately $30.00 reasonable and snacks available. Only thing I would have changed was the annoying music Frank Sinatra style and very loud. Nothing wrong with Frank Sinatra music at...More

Thank Rossanna A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Should have read the reviews (which we normally do) before choosing this. The mid-afternoon excursion was crowded (we were passengers 190-191), so we figured this was a going to be a worthwhile experience based on the crowd size. Apparently word of mouth hasn't spread that...More

1  Thank TWfromSTL
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We the afternoon train. We were able to get the dome seating. It is a 40 mile round trip ride. Two very cool tunnels are on the route. Enjoyed few hours.

Thank travelbug19902016
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We enjoyed our railroad trip. Sat in the dome car, hoping to see "the Ozarks." The foliage along the tracks was fairly close-by and solid green, so other than a few overlooks, there was no "scenic" in Branson Scenic Railway. The staff was polite ad...More

1  Thank NanciAnne
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Beautiful scenery but not much different from car driving. Enjoyed the seating on this train--we had great comfortable seats behind food service car. Loading process was a little crowded because we had two bus loads of people in front of us. Great for families and...More

1  Thank tmw24
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice relaxing lunch ride. We sat incar just before the concession car. Ate lunch while riding, on $6-7 including drink. Beautiful countryside with leaves turning colors.

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 1 October 2017

They say to arrive 45minutes early as it is first come first served for seating. The platform was filled with people by 11:15 when we were supposed to start boarding. We did not start boarding until 1135. The vegetation was quite dense so the view...More

Thank subehala2017
Reviewed 30 September 2017

My wife & I took the Branson Scenic Railway excursion and it was disappointing from a scenery prospective. We sat in the top of a dome car and all we saw was rock outcroppings and trees flashing by for the most part. The only appreciable...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

When the term "scenic" is in the title, I expect to see something. Sadly most of what we saw were overgrown trees along the track! There are two brief spots where the trees part and you can see past them. This may be a more...More

Thank KnitTN
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Rick G
18 October 2017|
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Response from Rossanna A | Reviewed this property |
We sat at a booth in the lower level cars. We found it more comfortable than the tables. Only real disappointment was the extremely loud Frank Sinatra kind of music throughout all the train ride.
Johnny B
14 July 2017|
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Response from EPfeffer | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 50 minutes round trip.
Vanetta R
3 October 2016|
Response from The_Good_Music_Man |
Yes there are ramps and you can just roll right on. There are stairs going up to the dome, though since it is a bit tight, but I think that is the only "stairs only" place.